Deep Blue Divers | 2019 June Highlights

Have you ever seen a manta mating train? Our June highlights video features footage of this amazing phenomenon where females gracefully swoop and do barrel rolls to see which males are able to keep up with her. Enjoy as well the chilled-out turtles, sharks and eagle rays who also filled our dives with joy this month!

Music by Nacho Sotomayor www.nachosotomayor.com | Shot on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing.

Deep Blue Divers | 2019 May Highlights

This video, all filmed in May 2019, features footage of some of the coolest, weirdest, and most graceful marine creatures ever. Super-cute nudibranchs, eagle rays, a pipehorse with camouflaged branches on its face and a surprise visitor on the Six Senses Laamu house reef in the Maldives (filmed with a macro lens) – be sure to watch until the end to find out who it was! Music by Nacho Sotomayor – www.nachosotomayor.com #Maldives #underwatervideography #outoftheordinary #scubadiving

Filmed on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing with Canon 100mm macro, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Sigma 18-35 & Nauticam WACP. Super-macro scenes filmed with additional Nauticam SMC-2 or INON UCL 67 M67.

Stars of the show include:

Spotted shrimp, Phycocaris sp.?

Green Hairy Shrimps (Phycocaris simulans),

Shaun the sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae),

Manta Rays (Mobula alfredi),

Guitarfish (Rynchobatus Djiddensis),

Mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)

and many more.

Deep Blue Divers | April 2019 Highlights

April’s video is a perfect example of why we love diving in Laamu. Enjoy this stellar footage of your favourite underwater animals with some awesome close-up shots of a hawksbill turtle and see if you can spot the goby changing its eye colour! Shot on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing with ambient light.

Deep Blue Divers | 2019 February Highlights

This February we were lucky to film one of Laamu’s rarest marine creatures, an ornate eagle ray! (I had the 100mm macro lens on my C200, but the ray was far away and very deep – around 50m, I was at 30m depth so I was able to shoot a large ray with a macro lens). Other highlights of the month include close-ups of beautiful sharks, a fever of stingrays, and a graceful ballet performed by two surgeonfishes. Kick back and enjoy this glimpse into another world!

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 Highlights

We’re ringing in the new year with this fantastic highlights of 2018 Laamu diving video, featuring turtles, sharks, our house reef frogfishes and lots of manta rays; how many individual manta rays can you count?

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 February Highlights

Here in the Maldives we’re blessed to have not only big animals like mantas, turtles and sharks but also beautiful macro life. The house reef at Six Senses Laamu has the best of both worlds, offering up nudibranchs, little octopuses still undescribed by science and even a resident guitar shark! Here are some highlights from February, enjoy!

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | SEA WARS – Blue-ring Octopus

Did you know that the deadly, highly venomous blue-ring octopus cannot tell the sex of another blue-ring at first sight? They have to feel the other one first in order to be able to figure it out. An encounter can be witnessed in this video where two blue-ring octopuses (Hapalochlaena sp.) meet each other for the first time. Love at first sight or disaster date? Watch to find out!

 

Critters of the Lembeh Strait | Episode 12 – 2016 | November Highlights

You asked for mantis shrimps, and you got them! OK, even if you didn’t ask for them, November’s highlights include some fascinating behavior (what were the mantis shrimps doing?!) and weird wildlife. A rare Polycera nudibranch (check out that beard!) makes an appearance feasting on red arborescent bryozoans, a wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus) pulsates color change on its eye-stalks and a rare green shrimp with eggs flexes its brood. Bonus points for you if you spot the bobtail squid covering itself with sand, one of the cutest things you can see when night diving in Lembeh Strait. Enjoy!